Who are Helen and Michael Dickson?
Michael and Helen Dickson currently have five cats of their own and have always enjoyed being a ‘multi-cat household’.
Michael has a background in retail with over 20 years of running a successful, customer focused business.
Helen is a highly qualified and experienced registered general nurse.
Both Helen and Michael have a lot of experience in caring for their own cats with a range of medical conditions and Helen’s nursing background adds to the understanding of medical care.
How many staff work at Catseye Cattery?
There are currently 3 full / part-time staff helping Michael & Helen.
Are the team working there qualified to look after cats?
Are the staff there all day?
What happens when the cattery owner’s go on holiday?
What does a normal working day at Cateye Cattery look like?
The rest of the day is made-up of checking cats in and out, cleaning rooms for the next day, answering the telephone and replying to emails. After lunch, the cats are checked again and litters cleaned out. Bedding washed and dried.
The evening round starts at 4pm when we check all the cats again and give them their evening meal!
Checking is done again at 8pm and at 10pm when it’s night night – tuck-in cats to bed and lights out!
Why did you choose to start Catseye Cattery and what made you decide to look after cats?!
Michael and Helen Dickson started Catseye Cattery simply because they couldn’t find suitable accommodation for our own cats at that time. They had used catteries before but often found them to be smelly, dirty, older facilities and bad customer service. They thought “ we can do better than this” – so they did!! Setting up the cattery has been THE most difficult thing that they will ever do – starting any business from scratch is tough – but when you consider that you are asking people whom have never met you before to look after their loved-ones, it’s a big trust thing.
The business is now in its 12th year and it’s all going so very well – thanks to our lovely customers and amazing team!
Current Vacancies at Catseye Cattery.
Part time Cattery Assistant.
Join our friendly cat-loving team! It's hard work but varied, rewarding and fun! Loads of lovely kitties and wonderful customers!
Part time Cattery Assistant
31 Oct '23 (or sooner)
October or November 2023
Hours are over a 4 week rolling rota per. below. But a job share may be considered.
Mon 9-5. Fri 8-4. Sat 8-4. Sun 9-4. (31 hours)
Wed 8-4. Thur 8-4. Fri 8-4. (24 hours)
Mon 8-4. Sat 9-5. Sun 9-4. (23 hours)
Mon 9-5. Wed 8-4. Thur 8-4. Fri 8-4 (32 hours)
Remuneration/ Pay rate:
£10.92 per hour, over 25s. Nest Pension Scheme. Paid rest breaks.
Duties involve caring for the cats in the cattery - cleaning rooms and equipment, feeding & grooming. Dealing with customers, answering telephone queries, use of PC and cloud booking system. Full Job Description available on request. Uniform will be provided.
MUST HAVE OWN TRANSPORT AS PUBLIC TRANSPORT IS NOT CONVENIENT TO OUR LOCATION.
IT IS ESSENTIAL FOR APPLICANTS TO DEMONSTRATE PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IN CARING FOR ANIMALS, PREFERABLY CATS AND SHOW A GENUINE INTEREST IN WORKING WITH ANIMALS.
We are a high class cattery with a highly professional and caring approach and keep very high standards at all times. For further information about us please visit www.catseyecattery.co.uk
Please send an up to date curriculum vitae and covering letter email@example.com
01875 341090 / 07775 508 688